<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - San Diego Politics and Political News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:20:12 -0800 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:20:12 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Best Political Mustaches]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:46:59 -0800 since he was age 14 and a sophomore at St. Rita High School.]]> since he was age 14 and a sophomore at St. Rita High School.]]> http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/215*120/tlmd-jesus-chuy-garcia.jpg
Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia isn't the only politician sporting the 'stache.]]>
<![CDATA[TX Pol Backs Legal Pot, Citing God]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:15:23 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/marijuana-plants-generic.jpg
A GOP state lawmaker from East Texas says God didn't create marijuana by mistake and is pushing to remove all offenses related to the plant from Texas statutes. Texas State Rep. David Simpson filed a bill Monday

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<![CDATA[NJ Officer Meets President Obama]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:39:24 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/216*120/Officer+Obama+Camden.jpg
Although cops are used to being called to important gatherings, a New Jersey officer was shocked to discover who she would be meeting at an upcoming event.
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<![CDATA[Runoff for Rahm: Mayor Falls Short]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:22:19 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/rahm+and+chuy.jpg
Rahm Emanuel failed to clinch another term as Chicago's mayor on Tuesday, as Associated Press projections showed him forced into an unprecedented runoff election against challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. The...]]>
<![CDATA[Belated Valentine to Bolts: City Professes Commitment]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:55:53 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/san+diego+city+council+generic+080114.JPG
It's now official — the San Diego City Council really, really wants the Chargers to stay.]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego City Council Approves One Paseo Project]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 22:16:03 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/one+paseo+city+council+meeting.JPG
In front of a packed house, the San Diego City Council approved a controversial mix-use project in Carmel Valley, with some minor amendments.]]>
<![CDATA[Chargers to Carson? 3 Things to Consider]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:09:41 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Dean-Spanos-Chargers.jpg
The Carson stadium financing plan would rely heavily on the sale of Personal Seat Licenses.

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<![CDATA[Skinflint Salaries Turning Off Mayor, Council Prospects?]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:09:20 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/san+diego+city+council+generic+080114.JPG
If anybody's getting rich in public service, San Diego's mayor and council members hardly seem to fit that profile.]]>
<![CDATA[Bob Filner Is Writing His Memoirs]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:42:30 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Filner-Studio-0213_2.jpg
Filner stood in the NBC 7 studio while his former fiancée Bronwyn Ingram was interviewed.

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<![CDATA[Senator Calls Dinner Honoring Former CPUC President "Shameful"]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 08:59:59 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/PEEVEY+FOR+WEB1.jpg
A $250-a-plate dinner is being held in San Francisco to honor former California Public Utilities Commission President Mike Peevey, who is currently the target of a corruption investigation by the state attorney...]]>
<![CDATA[Philly Chosen as 2016 DNC Host]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:51:07 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/philly+skyline+generic+camden+waterfront+sunset+comcast+liberty+place.jpg
The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia, party leaders announced Thursday. Philadelphia beat out rival finalists Brooklyn, New York and Columbus, Ohio for the chance to host...
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<![CDATA[Civic Center Plaza Deal Questioned, Defended]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 21:09:53 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/civic+center+plaza.JPG
A big real estate deal approved by the San Diego City Council last week is getting a lot of second-guessing and "what ifs" right now.]]>
<![CDATA[Will Task Force Advice Turn into Real Action?]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:23:44 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/Qualcomm-Chargers-Stadium.jpg
The mayor said the city has had plans before, but never anything tangible until this task force.

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<![CDATA[Pot Shop Permit Appeal to Be Heard]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:50:53 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Marijuana+Generic1.jpg
San Diego's City Planning Commission will meet to hear an appeal filed against the first permit issued for a legal medical marijuana dispensary. NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports.

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<![CDATA[City OKs $160M Deal to Lease, Buy Civic Center Plaza]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:09:43 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/civic+center+plaza.JPG
The city council agreed to a lease-to-own contract for two downtown buildings.]]>
<![CDATA[Christie Woos Iowa Conservatives]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:46:55 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/12415chris.jpg
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tried to connect with Iowa conservatives at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday by assuring them that "you'll always know who I am" if he runs for president. While still...]]>
<![CDATA[California's Calling Gov. Chris Christie]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:11:21 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/179*120/chris+christie+surprised+face+new+jersey+governor.JPG
Gov. Chris Christie to speak to California Republicans.

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<![CDATA[Sen. Rubio Taking Steps Toward Possible 2016 Run]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:51:11 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/121113+marco+rubio.jpg
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio rode into Washington on a wave of anti-Obamacare sentiment in 2010. He may soon be hoping to ride a similar wave all the way up Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House in 2016.

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<![CDATA[Infrastructure, Stadium Costs: Taxpayers Face Dilemma]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:35:17 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/cracked+sidewalk+san+diego+infrastructure.JPG
San Diego taxpayers are drowning in a fiscal swamp of backlogged maintenance work needed for their public facilities.

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<![CDATA[Mayor Faulconer on Mayor's Meetings]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:11:55 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/faulconerSOT1_1200x675_387211331986.jpg
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is representing America's Finest City at this week's conference of mayors.]]>
<![CDATA[Top NY Lawmaker Arrested on Corruption Charges: Source]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:21:24 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/silver7.jpg
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on federal corruption charges, a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told NBC 4 New York Officials did not disclose...

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<![CDATA["Pivotal": LGBT Groups Praise Obama's "Historic" SOTU]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:38:42 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/obama+state+of+union.JPG
LGBT rights activists and organizations across the country laud President Barack Obama who became the first U.S. president to ever use the words "lesbian," "bisexual" and "transgender" in a State of the...

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<![CDATA[New Md. Gov: What to Expect]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:02:30 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/20141104+Hogan.jpg
Larry Hogan was sworn in as Maryland governor Wednesday, becoming just the second Republican to hold the post in more than 45 years. He'll face a $750 million budget deficit, a legislature controlled by...]]>
<![CDATA[GOP Congressman Slams Obama for "Deportable" SOTU Guest]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:52:56 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP060731031104.jpg
A Republican congressman slammed the White House over one of its young State of the Union guests Tuesday, tweeting that the first lady would have a "deportable" joining her. Iowa Rep.

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<![CDATA[Pot Shop Regulations Debated as City Council Vote Looms]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:57:27 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/mainPic.png
As medicinal marijuana shop entrepreneurs compete for a limited number of permits, San Diego's City Council is poised to vote Tuesday on regulations that community activists say are too permissive -- and...]]>
<![CDATA[Va. Gov. Suffers 7 Broken Ribs in Fall From Horse]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:09:49 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/0115-mcauliffe.jpg
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is recovering from injuries he received after being thrown from a horse while on a family trip to Africa, several media outlets are reporting.]]>
<![CDATA[State of the Union: What To Expect]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:31:05 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_sotupreview0119001_1500x845.jpg
President Obama's upcoming State of The Union address is already being met by Republican criticism.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Teen Who Asked Santa for Safety Invited to State of the Union]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:54:02 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/217*120/letter+to+santa+safety.jpg
A South Side Chicago teen who wrote a letter to Santa asking for safety and received a reply from President Barack Obama has now earned an invitation from the first lady. Michelle Obama invited 13-year-old Malik...]]>
<![CDATA[Romney Hints at Presidential Run During RNC Speech]]> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 16:15:09 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/mitt+romney+rnc+011615.JPG
An early meeting of GOP leaders looking ahead to the 2016 Republican Presidential primary season has been creating nationwide buzz in Coronado this week.]]>